Stephen doubles fundraising target with Lands End to John O’Groats cycle ride for EACH
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A 12 day bike ride from the bottom of England to the peak of Scotland has raised more than £4,000 for charity.
Stephen Robson set off on his journey from Lands End on May 6 and reached John O’Groats on Monday.
The head chef at the Suffolk Food Hall, Mr Robson is also a member of Hadleigh Cycling Club and had set himself the target of raising £2,600 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.
“I have been a keen cyclist for many years and wanted to take on this iconic Lands End to John O’Groats route,” Mr Robson said.
“I wanted to challenge myself and feel a sense of achievement at the end – which I certainly did.
“It was a gruelling, intense ride and certainly the toughest thing that I’ve ever taken on – I’ll be glad to get back to the kitchen.”
During the ride Mr Robson’s supporters had been tweeting using #GoStevie to motivate him while the Suffolk Food Hall also followed his journey on its blog.
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Mr Robson said he decided to support the charity after visiting its Treehouse hospice in Ipswich.
“When I saw the work of the staff and the excellent facilities I knew it was EACH I wanted to support.
“I originally planned to raise £2,600 so to smash this target and raise £4,000 is just amazing!”
Patsy Johnson-Cisse, EACH Suffolk fundraiser, said: “We’d all like to say a huge congratulations to Stephen for completing his personal challenge.
“The amount of money he has raised is fantastic.
“We care for young people with life-threatening conditions across Suffolk and support their families.
“Without the fundraising effort of dedicated individuals such as Stephen we would not be able to continue these vital services.”